HP MSA2012 3rd Party Disks

Liquidkristal

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Hi

Does the HP MSA series support adding 3rd party disks (much cheaper than the official HP ones) or does it get a bit netapp on it and refuse to see anything non-hp?
 

oplin

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I can't speak directly for the MSA series, but the DL series accept any disk. And in the case of the new Gen 8 servers any drive works as well, but it'll set off a warning that the drives are not HP Authentic but work fine. I talked to several engineers about this before going with all Intel DC-S3500 SSD's in our new machine. I'd assume MSA is the same,
 

oplin

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Gen 8 have that new drive caddie that requires a custom firmware on the hard drives to control the lights on the caddie. So the lights are all sorts of funny, so you lose that ability too, before Gen 8 lights worked fine.
 
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